Alafoti Fa'osiliva

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Alafoti Fa'osiliva
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Full name Alafoti Fa'osiliva
Date of birth (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 31)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb; 247 lb)
Notable relative(s) married to Layla Faosiliva
Rugby union career
Position(s) Back Row
Current team Worcester Warriors
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
  • 2011–2012
  • 2012–2013
  • 2013–2016
  • 2016–
  • 3
  • 9
  • 34
  • 0
  • (5)
  • (20)
  • (15)
  • (0)
Correct as of 12 August 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006– Samoa 21 (25)
Correct as of 26 November 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Alafoti Fa'osiliva (born 28 October 1985) is a rugby union player in the national Samoa Sevens team representing Samoa internationally. The team were the champions of the 2009–10 IRB Sevens World Series. He was nominated for the 2010 IRB International Sevens Player of the Year alongside team captain Lolo Lui and Mikaele Pesamino.[1] He plays club rugby for Bath RFC in the Aviva Premiership.

Fa'osiliva grew up in the village of Afega, situated on the central north coast of Upolu island. He attended the local Sagaga Primary School followed by neighbouring Leulumoega College. In 2004, at the age of 19, he was selected for the Samoa Under 21 team. He also plays for the national Samoa national rugby union team.[2]

English Premiership[edit]

Faosiliva joined Bristol Rugby in the summer of 2012.[3] He made his first start in the RFU Championship game against London Scottish on 29 November 2012 at the Memorial Stadium.

After leaving Bristol Rugby, Fao'siliva joined Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership for the 2013/14 season.[4] On 13 May 2016 it was confirmed he had been released from Bath with immediate effect due to a recent guilty plea for assault and consequent suspended custodial sentence.[citation needed]

On 2 August 2016, Faosiliva signed for local rivals Worcester Warriors from the 2016-17 season, following his release from Bath.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NZ sevens players miss awards list". Television NZ. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Brown, Senara (26 February 2010). "Star Faosilivia inspires, makes parents proud". Samoa Observer. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bristol sign Samoa International Alafoti Faosiliva". BBC Sport. 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bath Rugby sign Samoa international Alafoti Fa'osiliva from Bristol". BBC Sport. 29 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Worcester sign Samoa international back row Alafoti Faosiliva". BBC Sport. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 

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